Tools to deal with pain

Pain can always be relieved. However, the prerequisite is that you do not endure it silently and keep quiet about it. Effective pain therapy is only possible if you, your relatives, your doctor and the nursing staff tackle the problem together. On this page, we provide you with some tools that can help you on your way.

On the initiative of the “Patient Information” working group of the German Pain Society (Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft e. V.), the latter published the first German-language app for all relevant quick information and short articles on the subject of pain under the title “schmerzApp”.

Until now, there was no app that offered the layperson the opportunity to gain an overview of many different aspects of pain, pain disorders and pain therapies via the medium of the smartphone. The basis of our pain app are more than 70 contributions, in the creation of which around 60 pain experts were involved.

Further information is available on the association’s own homepage

Web tips refer to external content and contact information for various counseling centers, all of which can be opened immediately in your browser via a link.

You can get the pain app here for your iPhone in the Apple-Store and for your Android phone in the Google Play-Store.

The new digital headache journal.

Learn more about a possible headache pattern in the MyHeadache app.

The pain journal makes it easier for you to describe when and how much pain you are experiencing and whether the prescribed medications are working adequately. It is therefore a good tool for communication with your treatment team.

The pain journal as a printed booklet can be sent to you by mail upon request to info(a)

Pain journal as PDF

Here you can print a form for your headache calendar (one form per month).

Headache-Calender PDF (in German)

Children-Headache-Journal  (in German)

Women – Headache-Calender PDF including hormonal aspects (in German)

A scale for assessing pain severity in adults and children 12 years and older. Facilitates communication between sufferers and caregivers.

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Where does the pain originate? How should I talk about pain?

These and other questions are answered by the new video series of the Rheumaliga Schweiz! Simply explained, pictorially presented and right in the middle: the main character “Charlie”. The explanatory videos appear in seven parts in this playlist:

YouTube Playlist Explainer Videos Pain (in German)

Pain in cancer and its treatment a guidebook by the Cancer League (in German)

Pain – a challenge a guidebook for those affected and their relatives (in German)